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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Can you feel—no, not the love tonight, but that ever-familiar chill in the air? Fall is here, and it’s my favorite season. Nothing makes me happier than changing leaves, pumpkins in the field and candy in my kids’ Halloween buckets—except for fall fashion. Here are five fall favorites, both on trend and classics, you should try this season.

LEOPARD PRINT

It’s a classic that’s on trend for fall. You should absolutely have it in your closet, be it a shoe, bag, jacket or skirt...it doesn’t matter, they are all fabulous. The best part about leopard print is you can treat it as a neutral, which makes it easy to pair with just about anything in your closet. Try pattern mixing it with plaid, polka dots, floral or stripes!

 leopard print booties

My favorite Leopard print booties by Sam Edelman. Faux leather jacket by Black Rivet, Hudson jeans, all from ThredUP. You can find this jacket on Amazon!

leopard print bag

Trendy and classic, try a faux leopard print bag. This one is from ThredUp.

GLOSS AND BOWS

Metallic and glossy fabrics are big this season. Try a metal-colored skirt, or even a metallic-colored clutch. Metallic heels? Sure! Make them the centerpiece of a monochromatic outfit. Bows are on trend too. I love my Betsey Johnson bags because I like big bows and I cannot lie.

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Bringing a lot of fall trends together here, Blank NYC faux leather jacket, Jessica Simpson bag with a bow, and leopard print heels by Jessica Simpson from DSW.

metallic clutch

Metallic Clutch by Urban Expressions from TJMaxx.

LEATHER OR FAUX LEATHER, which I prefer, is both on trend and classic. A fitted faux leather jacket should be in your closet. I have them in a few neutral colors. My black one from BlankNYC is my absolute favorite. You can find it at Nordstrom.

leather jacket dress

Faux leather jackets, like this BlankNYC one, make all of our dresses look fall perfect. Find it at Nordstrom.

PANTONE COLORS

If you don’t know already, every season Pantone releases their color trend forecast. For fall and winter, you’ll see a lot of jewel tones. Colors like Red Pear, Poppy, Russet Orange and Quetzal Green (think Teal). However, it’s their classic color choices that I really love. Colors like Sargassso Sea (Navy), Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray and Meerkat. Beautiful neutrals to wear together, or on their own. Try mixing Pantone’s classic choices and the jewel tones; wear one of the classic colors and go monochromatic or use one of the jewel tones as a pop of fun fall color.

pantone dress leather jacket

A bright blue dress, one of Pantone’s colors for fall. Dress is Lularoe, jacket is BlankNYC. Entire outfit is from ThredUP

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

All the rage a few years back, these boots aren’t a new trend and I don’t see them dying out. Same with booties. Try the OTKs with leather leggings, shorts, dresses, or with your skinny jeans. Be sure to balance them though. I like to add a bit of volume with layers and a scarf when I wear mine.

OTK boots

Top shop jacket, t-shirt, Nanette Lepore bag and Tart faux leather leggings all from ThredUP. Over the knee boots are Unisa from DSW.

Here’s to welcoming fall with fabulous style! Maybe if we all show fall flair, we can scare winter away for a little longer. A girl can dream right?

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Pouches' Community Corner

Be KIND at Home and Abroad

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This month, Pouches highlights two community events and one international aid opportunity for families to support. 

On October 13, there will be a Kindness Day pancake breakfast at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. On the 20th, the Happy and Healthy Kids Fair is at the Children's Museum Fredericksburg.

Also in October, Pouches is preparing for a trip to Ecuador to bring used orthotics and prosthetics to people in need in that country. 

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